It’s official, I am in love with Masha Alexandrova’s artistry for one whole year now. Happy anniversary, Masha’s artistry :)
Okay so I currently reside in Shanghai. On two separate occasions I said good bye in Russian (Da Svidanya) to Russians, and they practically went from 50% neutrality to 100% absolute amazement plus ultimate adoration. It’s like just one simple Russian phrase is enough to make their day. And I enjoy making people happy with simple acts of kindness :)
LESSON OF THE DAY: Learn, speak and love russian
I was tagged by degas-ballet to list 5 random facts about myself and to tag 10 other people to do the same.
-I just saw a live performance of Svetlana Zakharova’s “revelation” last Saturday -My favorite book is “How the Steel is Tempered”by Nikolai Ostrovsky. -I am trying to teach myself Russian. -My favorite ballerina is Maria Alexandrova, my favorite ballerino is Matthew Golding. -I am reading “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy.
These days, people are telling me “this song is so old, get a new one”. Or “iPhone 4 is so out of date, get a iPhone 5s”. I get how people are naturally inclined to like new things. But yesterday at the Mona Lisa Ballet Gala, even though I got visually ambushed by modern pieces like “Casimir Colors” and “Le Parc”, I still see myself secretly clinging on to the classical pieces such as the Black Swan PDD and the Giselle Act II PDD. I understand choreographers these days try to devise new ballet pieces to keep up with the public’s need for new things, but I really hope that ballet companies would keep on showing classical pieces like “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty”, because how could there be NEW BALLET when OLD BALLET no longer exists?
Today Matthew and Anna’s performances of the Black Swan PDD and Giselle Act II PDD at the Shanghai Grand Theatre World Ballet Star Gala were spectacular! LOVE THEM LOVE THEM.
Today, Svetlana Zakharova’s “Revelation”moved my mother to tears. A true prima enhanced by a genius choreographer, Motoko Hirayam!!!!!!
Was sightseeing in front of Paris Opera a few days ago, saw an adult publicly defecating at the sidewalk…….. Sacrilegious behavior at such a sacred place….